Wednesday, July 25, 2007

One woman's junk....

... is another woman's ART! I've been busy crafting away with all my estate sale finds, continuing to expand my stash for my booth at Junk Bonanza. The hanger above uses some of my vintage flowers that I found last weekend. The tulle is also vintage and such a lovely fall color. It hangs like a shall on the hanger and is gathered at the waist with a black velvet ribbon.
Then I ventured into the realm of altered ribbons. Completely inspired by Kimla Kay and her amazing ribbons. I am fortunate enough to own a few of her gorgeous ribbons from our swap so I gave it a try. These are much harder than they look and quite time consuming. A totally new media for me. Kimla's ribbons are really spectacular. I could use some more practice:) It's really a challenge to get all the components in balance. The face of the ribbons, plus all the trim that hangs. I used to be a competitive swimmer and recently went through my awards box when my sister was in town. I found a few ribbons that I could part with, which made it all the more personal when making art out of them.

They truned out...well, interesting...but it's all in good fun!

11 comments:

Lilli said...

That's so cute that your competition ribbons are coming in handy. What a cool life-twist. I love it when that happens.

I'll just bet that you're having a blast getting ready for Junk Bonanza! Wish I could be there :)

Caleen said...

I HAVE TRIED MY HAND AT RIBBONS
BUT, TURNED OUT NOTHING LIKE YOURS!!
JUST BEAUTIFUL!! HAVE FUN !

Cheryl said...

Just love the hanger! Your blog is such an inspiration. Keep it up, Sweets! :) hugs to you...cheryl

Babsarella said...

Your ribbons look pretty EXCELLENT to me!!!

Felicia said...

Those ribbons are fabulous :)

Kimla Kay said...

Your ribbons look fantastic, Kari! Nice job! They will look great in your booth. I've been working on a new batch too. Hopefully, I'll get them posted today. Thanks for sharing!

Jeanne said...

I am in awe at all the vintage treasures you find at estate sales! I can never seem to find anything like that in my area. I can't wait to see pics of your booth when you go to the Junk Market Bonanza - it will be awsesome!!

jessi nagy said...

yeah kari,
those are gorgeous!
are you going to be selling these. there gorgeous!
jessi nagy

www.scrappyjessi.blogspot.com

Merci-Notes said...

Nice work! It is quite fun I have found to step out of our usual borders. I would say that you are a pro at gracefully learning new medium~~~ you make it all look so easy!
With Kindness,
Mary
p.s. i am so tired i am coming back tomorrow to catch up on your posts.

Rebecca said...

Your ribbons make me happy--so so pretty! Such a lovely blog.

Tammy said...

Oooooh,Kari, I just love the hanger!! Sooooo darling!